Picture this: You walk into your local newsstand to pick up your favorite magazine and BAM! You spot a cover that stops you in your tracks. Your jaw drops, your eyes twitch, and you think, “Can I really be seeing what I think I’m seeing?” Of course you can! Rock and roll rebellion can’t be tamed by mag editors!
Spring is in the air, and that means one thing: Pollen! But once those allergies wear off, it means that spring fever is sure to take hold. You know what we’re talkin’ about. It’s that time of year when the warmer temperatures heat everything up, and folks start getting a little frisky. ‘Tis the season when new couples are born, but first you gotta take the first step and SPEAK to that special someone. Don’t worry if you’re shy- just borrow one of these fool-proof lines from popular songs. They’ll be sure to melt any heart!
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Music can be a wonderfully cryptic outlet for artists to embed with all manner of hidden messages. Because when we’re busy bopping along to a beat, shredding up a dance floor or singing along at the top of our lungs while cruising with the top down, it’s unlikely that we’re going to take the time to actually analyze the lyrical content of the songs we’re belting. Oftentimes, we’re so rapt with the joy of music we don’t even notice the lyrics at all.
With the exception of Pharrell, it’s been a slow start to 2014 in terms of new music we want to listen to while jumping around our bedroom. Thankfully Sia just went and infused our never-ending winter with some much-needed powerful pop, sure to carry us into spring. At the surface, “Chandelier” — which Sia performed at the 2015 Grammy awards with Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler –is an unapologetic party anthem that celebrates excessive drinking and hazardous at-home aerial activities. But with the Australian’s soaring vocals it becomes a metaphor for much more.
The music video aesthetic du jour of the late 90s and early 00s was “futuristic.” In the years surrounding the millennium, everyone seemed to become obsessed with technology and the future, and so much of that obsession played out in the themes, costumes and elaborate sets of music videos. With the Internet finding its way into households as a commonplace new amenity, literally everything was exploding with possibility.
When a man loves a woman, you have a classic love song. When a woman publicly kisses another woman, you get usually a sexy show and a pop culture scandal. Sure, girl-on-girl pop star kisses may be hot, but are they actually just shallow ploys for publicity? Or can there be a bigger purpose to such a scintillating show?
Pharrell Williams became the talk of the Grammys last month with his, errr, “distinctive” Vivian Westwood “mounties” hat. And now on the biggest night in film, Pharrell made headlines once again by auctioning off the hat on eBay. That’s right: you had the chance to be the owner of this historic/hilarious headgear…provided you were willing to shell out a truly bonkers amount of money.